ISRO announced significant progress in its Chandrayaan-3 mission, confirming the accomplishment of two out of three mission objectives. The third objective, involving in-situ scientific experiments, is currently in progress. The space agency, headquartered in Bengaluru, revealed that all payloads of the Chandrayaan-3 mission are functioning as expected.
In a statement shared on ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter, ISRO stated, “Chandrayaan-3 Mission: Demonstrated safe and soft lunar surface landing, and successful rover roving on the Moon. Ongoing work on in-situ scientific experiments. All payloads performing optimally.”
India made history on Wednesday as ISRO’s ambitious Chandrayaan-3 Lander Module successfully executed a soft landing on the lunar surface, marking India as the fourth country to achieve this feat. Moreover, India holds the distinction of being the first nation to accomplish a landing on the uncharted south pole of the Moon, Earth’s only natural satellite.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled notable decisions in recognition of this achievement. He designated the site of Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander’s soft landing as “Shiv Shakti Point.” Furthermore, the location where the Chandrayaan-2 lander crash-landed on the Moon’s surface in 2019 was named “Tiranga Point.” August 23, the day of Chandrayaan-3’s lunar landing, has been designated and would be celebrated as ‘National Space Day,’ an occasion to proudly cherish India’s space accomplishments.
ISRO’s strides in lunar exploration and scientific experimentation mark a significant advancement in India’s space endeavors, cementing its place in the global space exploration community.